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disruptive to the environment rather than the seawall which i'm sure would cost $10 billion. it wouldn't protect everything. can't protect all of it with the seawall. you may protect parts of manhattan and brooklyn but that might raise flooding levels outside the seawall. we have a huge political debate who got served worse when it cam to the response of the hurricane. i can only imagine what areas -- >> should we tell people you can't live that close to the coastline? >> first i think we should note for hundreds of years the world's biggest cities have located the coast. that's where you trade. that's where the world economy operates, sea-based trade has been organized the world economy for a very long time. >> but people would live a little bit further away from the actually water thain do now. >> there may be particular zoning issues to be sure but we have to understand great cities around the world on are on the coast and i think the great point is there's no way we're going to beat this just through adapts to the changes. we're on the path of raising the impacts so powerfully, so
expensive way to go about doing it and it's a way that would be less disruptive to the natural environment than building as you point out a sea wall which would cost i'm sure more than $10 billion. what's important to also remember is it wouldn't protect everything. new york city has over 580 miles of coastline. you can't protect all of it with a seawall. you might protect parts of lower manhattan, parts of brooklyn, but in turn that would actuallys outside the seawall. we already have a political debate about who got served first when it came to the response of the hurricane. i can only imagine how huge the political battle would be about who was protected by the seawall and who wasn't. >> should we not live so close to the coastline? >> i think we should say for years the world's biggest cities are located on the coast. that's where you trade, that's where the world economy operates. the sea base trade has been organizing the world economy for a very long time. >> if people would live a little further away from the actual water than they do now -- >> there may be particular zoning issues
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